Xenia Löffler, Baroque Oboe
Acclaimed for her „effortless virtuosity“ and her „elegant tone, rich in colour and nuances,“ Xenia Löffler studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Since 2001 has held the position of principle oboist with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, regularly performing as soloist with the orchestra in concerts throughout Europe and around the world. She also appears regularly as a soloist with other renowned ensembles, including the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Collegium 1704 in Prague, and the Händel-Festspielorchester in Halle.
Moreover, numerous recordings featuring Xenia Löffler as soloist performing hitherto unknown repertoire for the oboe have been released by Harmonia Mundi France (Venetian oboe concerti), Soli Deo Gloria, Accent (Dresden Oboe Concerti, Graun Oboe Concerti), and Supraphon (Reichenauer).
In 1998 Xenia Löffler founded the Amphion Wind Octet together with her former classmates from Basel. The ensemble regularly appears at various international festivals and has recorded nine acclaimed CDs to date.
Xenia Löffler has been teaching at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen since 2004 and joined the Institute for Artistic Training in Early Music and Historic Performance Practice in winter 2014 where she has been holdig a guest professorship since 2019. She also gives master classes in Germany and abroad.